HNI

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Was a great place to work... now a good place to work... heading the wrong way

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Muscatine, IA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Muscatine, IA

Pros

Good place to learn manufacturing and good visibility to management - run like a smaller company

Cons

Latest senior management additions a different breed - Too many thinkers at the top

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote from within - Remove Leadership not adhering to company's long standing principles

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for HNI

  1.  

    HNI offers great opportunities for career advancement if you show demonstrated ability.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA

    Pros

    -Excellent training opportunities
    -High exposure to upper management
    -A variety of different job positions available at many different operating companies

    Cons

    -Below average compensation
    -High employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive compesation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company if you're looking for a steep learning curve in a very short time period

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Muscatine, IA

    Pros

    1. Exposure to a lot of different manufacturing processes - wood, laminate, steel, fiberglass, plastic etc
    2. Get trained on structured design and development processes with good standard operating procedures (The documents and spreadsheets are there to follow, even if implementation is not always executed as per the prescribed process).
    3. Large engineering groups to fall back on.
    4. Big company, not too shabby resources for employees to really take charge and self-learn on things like lean manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability, Product Management etc.
    5. Different brands, different price points. Can switch between different HNI OpCo's for quick exposure.

    Cons

    1. Too much hierarchy.
    2. Meet a lot of people who treat their positions as jobs, not careers.
    3. Lot of incompetent people hired to top positions.
    4. Company gives more relevance to communication skills and not level of education etc (For instance, they will consider an internal candidate who has a Bachelor's in General Studies for an Engineering or Product Management position, over a candidate who has a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering, more diversified experience for the same positions).
    5. Very low starting salaries. Profit sharing is a joke.

    Advice to freshers: Get a job here, work your behind off, learn all you can and leave. Do not plan on staying more than 2-3 yrs or you WILL get pigeonholed in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better ways to retain your engineering talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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